Emphasize that all of these benefits can be found using one login all in one place, saving teachers more time to focus on instruction. Improve teacher effectivenessby providing tools aligned to NC’s Standard Course of Study that promote efficiency by connecting grade books, lessons, instructional resources, and assessments Providing time saving toolsthat give ongoing data, results, and recommendations to teachers and students
Home Base will allow teachers to search for and select instructional materials for use in lesson plans from an approved and standards-aligned curriculum database. Teachers will be able to add or modify the instruction to customize it for students groups or individual students based on assessed needs. The system will allow teachers to search for lesson plans by standard, grade, discipline, objective, theme, publisher, unit, and so on. Students and parents will have easy access to resources for learning that are specific to each student’s assessed instructional needs.
The Standards and Curriculum component focuses on the ability to manage multiple sets of standards (Common Core, NC Essential Standards, NC Teaching Standards, etc.) and to align IIS content and resources to those standards. The IIS content and resources that will be aligned to the standards includes curriculum and instructional resources (courses, units, activities, resources), assessment items, and professional development resources. Users will be able to easily search and analyze relationships between all resources and the standards. The system will provide tools for curriculum design, development, and best practices. Content will come from multiple sources (teachers, LEAs, vendors, DPI, consortiums, and more) and will be vetted at several levels to assure quality alignment to standards. The development and management of curricular materials will be designed with role-based security to allow for a workflow in which submitted materials go through a review and approval process prior to being included in the official state, regional, or district curriculum.
When the system is first rolled out, teachers will have immediate access to content that has been vetted, tagged, and aligned to Common Core and NC Essential Standards. DPI has a team of people reviewing resources and selecting those that are strictly aligned – this process involves a teacher review to ensure that these are resources that teachers will use.At the end of 2012, over 2300 resources had been reviewed and tagged in Math, ELA, Science, Biology, Math I (some Social Studies). This number increases daily.These are some examples of instructional resources that we know we are going to use. You may already know about and use these, but now we will have them all in one place and only include those things that are aligned to NC SCOS.
PDThe professional development module of Home Base adopts a proficiency-based approach to human resource management. Data from the IIS system provided to the educator evaluation component of Home Base will enable NCDPI to link and align staff development with curriculum, assessment, learner needs, instructional materials, and the supervision/evaluation process. Educators will be able to create individual staff development plans which address the gaps between their required and mastered lists of job- related proficiencies. The assessment component of the staff development program will not be based upon educators earning a “grade” but rather on attaining specific “proficiencies”. For classroom teachers, this may also include a summary of the curriculum, assessment, and instructional resources that align with the acquired proficiency. EEThe online Home Base North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) instrument will automate the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process and the North Carolina School Executive: Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluation Process. The system will allow all employees to complete self-assessments and Professional Development Plans. The system will allow employees to set goals annually and will provide principals/supervisors the ability to modify goals and include feedback to employee. By importing student assessment data, the system will enable administrators to consider student growth as one of the measures of teacher effectiveness.
EEThe online Home Base North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) instrument will automate the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process and the North Carolina School Executive: Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluation Process. The system will allow all employees to complete self-assessments and Professional Development Plans. The system will allow employees to set goals annually and will provide principals/supervisors the ability to modify goals and include feedback to employee. By importing student assessment data, the system will enable administrators to consider student growth as one of the measures of teacher effectiveness.
Home Base and TPACK
Why Home Base?
The central focus of
READY is improving
and ensuring great
teaching is how
we get there.
One of the ways to enable great
teaching is to put powerful tools in
the hands of teachers and school
a simpler, better
Integrated Instructional Solution
a new standards-aligned tool that
connects instructional content with (e.g. lesson
plans, unit plans) assessment for better data
analysis and decision making
a simpler, better
Available for the start of the 2013-14 School Year
Classroom Instruction and Content
Searching for instructional materials in Home Base (Schoolnet)
Instructional Design, Practice
• Find sample lesson
• Create lesson plans
and link to